This website is dedicated to the former crew members of the USS Tusk SS 426 and other interested parties. It will be used to provide information on the history of the Tusk and news that will be of interest to all who visit. Any suggestions or comments to improve the site will be appreciated. This site began on Nov 1, 2007 by Gary Parker (QM3/SS USS TUSK) and continued in 2018 with assistance from Gerry Smith (MT2/SS USS SIMON BOLIVAR). This is a work in progress. Some areas are incomplete and in need of input from former crew members or relatives of former crew members. Please send notice of any errors as well as additions and desired changes to tuskwebdude(at)

REUNION 2019 - September 27-29 2019, Buffalo, NY


United States

  • Name: USS Tusk
  • Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Laid down: 23 August 1943
  • Launched: 8 July 1945
  • Commissioned: 11 April 1946
  • Decommissioned: 18 October 1973
  • Struck: 18 October 1973
  • Identification: SS-426
  • Fate: Transferred to the Republic of China, 18 October 1973

  • Name: ROCS Hai Pao
  • Acquired: 18 October 1973
  • Identification: SS-792
  • Status: Afloat at Kaohsiung Naval Base as of November 2015

Background image © 2019 - Estate of Alford Cooper (CS3/SS, USS TUSK)